Tag Archives: police wrap

Stop sticks bring Charnwood truck thief to justice!

By 21 June 2012

A 42-year-old Charnwood man is expected to face court today following a pursuit in Canberra’s north overnight.
Around 3am today, a Belconnen patrol identified a stolen white Toyota Dyna truck on Gundaroo Drive in Crace. They followed the truck and observed it mounting the curb of the roundabout at the intersection of Barton Highway and Gundaroo [...]

Audi thief facefit. And lock your doors.

By 20 June 2012

ACT Policing has issued a facefit of an offender who has used credit cards and a car stolen from a home in Forrest recently, and warned Canberra home owners to review their home security.
The credit card was with cash, personal items and car keys stolen from the residence by a brazen thief, who had entered [...]

Cash and a bottle of scotch looted from Liquor Legends

By 19 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Liquor Legends store in Hawker last night (Monday, 18 June).
Around 9.40pm, a man armed with a knife entered the store and threatened a male employee, demanding cash.
The employee complied with the man’s demands and provided him with a sum of cash and a bottle [...]

Drink drivers like to keep on drinking and driving

By 18 June 2012

Almost half the 34 drivers caught drink driving in the ACT over the past week were found to be 0.00 licence holders. Police apprehended 14 0.00 licence holders in the week of June 11 -17.
About 9.30 pm on Thursday, June 14, police stopped a vehicle on Namatjira Drive in Weston after the driver failed to [...]

Evatt man charged with raping Macgregor woman

By 18 June 2012

A 33-year-old Evatt man will face court this morning, charged with sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman around 5.30am yesterday (Sunday, June 17), as she was sleeping at her friend’s house in Macgregor.
The man was arrested by Criminal Investigations detectives yesterday, and was taken to the ACT Watch [...]

Tharwa fatal. Road toll to 5.

By 18 June 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a utility truck this afternoon, Sunday 17 June.
About 2pm the motorcycle was travelling south along Orroral road when it has collided with the utility truck which was travelling north.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are currently undertaking enquiries on behalf of the ACT [...]

Griffith car vandalism jamboree

By 17 June 2012

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to the forced entry of 20 vehicles overnight in Griffith, Saturday 16 June.
Two underground car parks of the same apartment block on Canberra Avenue were the target of thieves who smashed the windows of the vehicles apparently looking for loose change.
ACT Policing would like to remind people not to leave [...]

Thieves with a taste for German autos

By 17 June 2012

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in Bonython and Forrest this morning, Sunday 17 June.
About 1am this morning, a Silver Mercedes C250 bearing NSW registration BQ89NZ was stolen during a residential burglary in Bonython.
The vehicle was sighted by police shortly after and a brief pursuit ensued. The pursuit [...]

Police follow trail of fluids to drunk (easily offended and vehicularly homicidal) P-plater’s door

By 16 June 2012

ACT Policing have apprehended a high range drink driver in Gungahlin last night and a hit and run driver in Macquarie early this morning.
About 10.55pm, Friday 15 June, a vehicle was stopped on Hibberson Street after the driver was observed not wearing a seat belt.
The 51-year-old man returned a positive screen test; he was conveyed [...]

Recognise this woman?


ACT Policing is seeking assistance in identifying the woman pictured below who attempted to rob the Shabby Attic store at the Carleton Shops in Kambah earlier this week (Tuesday, June 12).
About 1.30pm the woman entered the store on Carleton Street in Kambah armed with a knife. She approached the shop owner and demanded money. The [...]

Did you see the Ginninderra Drive smash?

By 15 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred last night (Thursday, June 14), which left a woman with serious injuries.
The collision occurred around 11.40pm on Ginninderra Drive, between Kingsford Smith Drive and Companion Crescent in Latham.
A white Toyota Corolla sedan was travelling west on Ginninderra Drive when it veered left off the roadway [...]

Hume roadwarriors caught out


ACT Policing has seized three vehicles and issued 52 Traffic Infringement Notices as part of an ongoing police operation to target anti-social behaviour and burnouts in Hume.
Around 2.30pm on Saturday 2 June, police attended Arnott Street in Hume following reports of vehicles performing burnouts in the area. Police saw two vehicles, a silver Ford Falcon [...]

Have you seen Kevin Rowley?


ACT Policing is seeking community assistance to help locate a 53-year-old missing man who was last seen yesterday morning (Tuesday, June 12).
Kevin Rowley left his home in Bruce around 7am yesterday morning and has not been seen or heard from since.
The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 5’ 7” (170cm) tall with a [...]

Knife robbery at the Shabby Attic Cafe

By 13 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred at the Carleton shops in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, June 12).
About 1.30pm a woman entered Shabby Attic café and homewares store on Carleton Street in Kambah armed with a knife. She approached the shop owner and demanded money. After the shop owner refused [...]

Awesome YouTube footage coming to Canberra as gunsight cams come to police tasers


The ABC brings word that video cameras are going to be fitted to ACT Policing’s tasers:
The cameras will record the moments leading up to when a Taser is used, and the footage will be used by authorities as part of regular reviews.
The move is designed to silence critics of the devices by providing great [...]

Victory over drink driving?

By 12 June 2012

ACT Policing were out in force over the long weekend as part of Operation Stay Alert conducting 1,533 Random Breath tests this long weekend, 12 people recorded positive results.
From 8-11 June, police joined forces with NSW Police Force to target speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue on the long weekend.
Around 7am Friday (June 8 ) police [...]

Canberra Cellars rolled

By 12 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at Canberra Cellars in Belconnen last night (Monday, June 11).
About 10.55pm a man entered the store on Luxton Street in Belconnen armed with a knife. He approached a staff member and demanded he place the till into a black duffel bag he had placed [...]

Oxley kiddie thieves nabbed

By 11 June 2012

ACT Policing have apprehended a 13–year–old and 11-year-old boy after they caused approximately $20,000 damage to a house in Oxley.
About 1.00pm on Sunday 12 June, a neighbour heard smashing noises coming from the house and contacted Police knowing the owners were away.
On arrival, police saw two boys running from the rear of the premise through [...]

Pierces creek losers found

By 11 June 2012

ACT Policing along with ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance, safely located two men after their car rolled down an embankment within Pierces Creek Forest yesterday, (Sunday 11 June).
About 10.00pm, the driver of a white Subaru Impreza carrying a single passenger was driving along Murrays Creek road when it misjudged a slight bend in [...]

Wanniassa stalker comes a cropper pretending to be a cop

By 10 June 2012

A 20-year-old Wanniassa man was arrested and charged yesterday (Saturday, June 9) for stalking and impersonating a police officer.
Police will allege that the man contacted a woman on numerous occasions over the past week after she had requested him to cease contact with her. Following this, the man contacted a business on City Walk in [...]

It’s all been downhill for operation names since Overlord

By 8 June 2012

ACT Policing and NSW Police will be increasing patrols around arterial roads in and out of the ACT this long weekend as part of ‘Operation Stay Alert’.
From 8-11 June, police will join forces to target speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue as motorists head to the snowfields for the beginning of the 2012 ski season.
Motorists are [...]

Do you know this taxi thief?


ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to help identify the man in the images who was allegedly involved in two separate aggravated robberies last month (May 4 and May 20).
Around 8.30pm on Friday, May 4, a taxi driver accepted a fare at the Canberra Airport. It is alleged that when the taxi [...]

Ainslie Avenue machete attack

By 6 June 2012

ACT Policing has responded to an aggravated burglary at a unit block in Reid during which a man in his twenties was attacked with a machete.
Police were called to the unit block on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and Gooreen Street at 12.30pm today (Wednesday, June 6). On arrival, police found a man who had [...]

Syringe wielding, motor park dwelling, Dominos raider brought to justice

By 6 June 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old man following an attempted aggravated robbery at Dominos Pizza in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon (June 5).
Around 5.15pm the man entered the store in Yallourn Street armed with a blood filled syringe. With his face concealed, he demanded an amount of cash from one of the store’s employees.
The male employee refused [...]

Narrabundah fatal

By 6 June 2012

A 53-year-old Narrabundah man has died in hospital following a two vehicle collision in Narrabundah this evening (Tuesday, June 5).
Early investigations indicate around 6.55pm, a white Toyota Corolla was turning right from Captain Cook Crescent onto Jerrabomberra Avenue when it collided with a red Toyota Camry which was travelling northbound along Jerrabomberra Avenue.
Both drivers were [...]

P-Plater goes DUI twice in one night

By 5 June 2012

ACT Policing will summons an 18-year-old man to court after he was apprehended for drink-driving twice in the one morning (Saturday, June 2).
Around 4.25am the driver of a Nissan Pulsar was stopped in the city area for a routine traffic stop where he returned a positive reading to a roadside screening test. He was conveyed [...]

Recognise the Kambah servo plunderer’s hat?


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a service station in Kambah where a knife was produced.
About 10.30pm on Friday, May 25, a man entered the Caltex Service Station on O’Halloran Circuit, carrying a large cleaver style knife and demanding cash from the console operator.
The operator complied with the demands and the [...]

Long arm of the law catches up with young Curtin alleged police pursuit enthusiast

By 5 June 2012

ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team has arrested a 16-year-old Curtin juvenile following a pursuit last month (Monday, 21 May).
Police will allege that on Monday, May 21, the young person was the driver of a stolen motor vehicle involved in a police pursuit. The young person evaded police and a warrant was subsequently issued for his [...]

Busted blasting clay pigeons in Tidbinbilla

By 4 June 2012

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old Casey man after he illegally used a firearm in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve yesterday morning (Sunday, June 3).
About 11am Sunday morning police attended the reserve after receiving a report from ACT Rangers that gun shots were heard in the area.
Upon arrival police heard gun shots in close proximity and shortly after [...]

Ram raiding the hobby store

By 4 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a ram raid that occurred in Fyshwick early this morning (Monday, June 4).
About 3.10am a vehicle was used to gain entry to the front of Monaro Hobbies and Models, causing extensive damage to the front of the store.
A man then entered the store and appeared to remove several items [...]

Friday pursuits

By 4 June 2012

ACT Policing has arrested the drivers of two vehicles involved in separate pursuits yesterday (Friday June, 1).
In the first pursuit about 2.30pm yesterday, police attempted to stop a silver Holden Commodore station wagon on Drakeford Drive, Wanniassa. The car failed to stop and a pursuit ensued before being terminated after approximately 35 seconds.
Police were able [...]

The knives of West Belconnen

By 3 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the IGA supermarket, Holt Place, Holt last night (Saturday, June 2).
About 8pm, a man armed with a knife entered the supermarket and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The cashier complied with the demands and provided the man with cigarettes and a sum of money which [...]

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